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buyer beware. the holiday shopping season attracting people looking for steals rather than deals. thieves and scam artists ready to strike at the store, the parking lot, even your front door. caught on camera. an extreme couponer looking to cash in and get big discounts claims she was attacked by an angry store manager, and it's not the first time they've clashed. and start them up. the rolling stones celebrating 50 years with a special concert tonight. meet the guy who has seen this band more than 300 times. and you will not believe how much a scalped ticket for tonight's show will cost you. ♪ i'll be running hot i'll blow my top ♪ ♪ start me up hey, good morning, everybody. they're making fun of me on the set already. we have come to the end of a long holiday weekend. this is a huge travel day. this is also a huge
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driving day and a huge shopping season. spending spree is just beginning, tomorrow, cyber monday. coming up, becky worley has the lowdown on some great online deals. >> online sales up 20% this year from last year. so we'll be talking to her about that. also, a thanksgiving tragedy prevented by a hero dad. his son fell down an old laundry chute and was trapped, so dad punched a hole in the wall so that he could comfort the frightened 2-year-old by patting his head while they waited for help. we'll tell you how firefighters eventually got the little boy out. >> that kid is cute. also, check this out, the undersea video going viral this morning. divers attempting to rescue a huge whale shark. look at one of them climbing on the animal's back to get the job done. we're going to tell you how this whole thing turned out coming up. but we begin with that record jackpot, $425 million, almost half a billion dollars there for the taking. last night's powerball drawing came up empty, and with no winner, we are now looking at the largest cash prize in the history of the game and the
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second biggest jackpot ever. abc's john muller joins us live in new york city with the story. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. there is my ticket to a dream. we all have another chance at this. take a look at that magic number in red, $425 million. no lines here on the upper west side. i suspect there's no lines across america right now. be an early bird, get your ticket, because as the frenzy builds and the wednesday night jackpot approaches, that line is expected to climb and the lines should climb with them. a mad dash saturday night for the last-minute chance to win $325 million, the thanksgiving weekend payout to be truly thankful for. >> who knows, you know. somebody's got to win. >> reporter: but those six numbers proved to be more elusive than a mall parking spot on black friday. the bright side, the unwon powerball jackpot now swells to an estimated $425 million. the largest jackpot in powerball history. enough dough to buy 2,000 ferraris or the entire country of anguillas twice.
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>> that kind of money. i'd have a heart attack. >> reporter: it also surpasses the previous powerball record of $365 million. that windfall claimed by eight co-workers in lincoln, nebraska, back in 2006. the odds of winning your $425 million, still about 1 in 175 million, or to put it another way, that's about 25 times less likely than you winning an academy award. even slimmer than your chances of being seriously injured by your own toilet. but don't let the odds flush your dreams away. somebody has to win it, and as they say, you got to be in it to win it. once again, the jackpot drawing is wednesday night. it could go even higher than $425 million. and in case you're wondering what that lump sum payout would be if you take it all in one lump shot, a measly $278 million. not too shabby. >> not shabby at all. 2,000 ferraris. >> yes. the stat that really struck me is at least it's reassuring to know our toilets are safe.
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>> yes, we have safe toilets in this country. >> thank you, john muller, for that. all right, this weekend's marathon holiday shopping bonanza rolls on this morning. it's been mayhem since thanksgiving night. tomorrow it's back to work monday and cyber monday, as well. >> and sandwiched in the middle a relatively new special and somewhat sentimental shopping day, small business saturday. aimed at giving the little guy a lift. abc's john schriffen has the bargain beat for days and has the latest on that. hey, john, good morning. >> reporter: dan, bianna, good morning. if you have never heard of small business saturday it's only been around for three years, but it's starting to catch on. american express said last year, more than 100 million people participated in the shopping holiday. now, it's aimed at being the opposite of those wi wild scenes that we saw the day before on black friday. so what was this pushing and shoving about? new numbers out this morning show thanksgiving day shopping took a big bite out of black friday. consumers spent just over $11 billion friday. but that's down almost 2% from last year, and online sales rose
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more than 17% on thanksgiving. more than 20% on friday. >> people are going to get hurt! >> reporter: and on small business saturday, a day to support your local mom and pop store, shoppers found a way to avoid the crush at the mall. >> we have a 3-year-old, and this is one-stop shopping. we got everything we need all at once. they're wrapping our gifts right now. >> reporter: and you missed the crowds? >> no crowds. i mean, no crowds. >> reporter: west side kids, a local toy store in manhattan, has been in business for more than 30 years, giving children a safe place to play -- >> how do you do that. >> reporter: -- and learn. >> well, this is like where you can build lots of electronic things. >> reporter: in memphis, anna avant says her customers prefer this intimate setting to the door-busting deals at the bigger stores. >> they know whatever the small
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businesses make goes back to the community faster than, say, a big box store. >> reporter: even president obama took his daughters to a local bookstore in northern virginia. >> happy thanksgiving, folks. >> reporter: or not. there's a darker side to this black friday weekend, thanksgiving time thieves. in dallas, a u.p.s. driver drops off a package. 11 minutes later. >> i saw a car pull up, it kind of passed the house, a lady got out, walked right to it, picked it up and got in the car and left. >> reporter: and he's not just mad at the thief, he's angry at the u.p.s. driver for not knocking on his door because they were home. but as more people install home surveillance system, grinches who steal anything they can should smile because they may be caught on camera. so, what was inside that package? the family said that it was $1,500 computer. and what made them even more suspicious, according to the u.p.s. tracking receipt, the driver claims he met with a male customer that day. but obviously they say no one
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knocked on their door. now, thanks to the surveillance camera, u.p.s. says it will now investigate. dan? >> john, thank you. >> as we said the buying binge is just starting. tomorrow's cyber monday when online stores offer big deals. let's go to becky worley, our technology contributor. also sometimes known as the guru of the deal. joining us via skype from oakland, california, if we go with this guru thing, we need to get you a new wardrobe. >> i need the swami hat. i think you're right, dan. >> if these deals have been offered online for days, actually we've been hearing about them since thanksgiving day itself, does cyber monday even still exist? >> yeah. no. i just think that we had to look at this, it's become pre-thank-black-small bus cyber week. they've been rolled out since last monday. the deals have come out in a more staged area. but, you know, the thing is with
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alerts, e-mails, texts and apps, i'm just going to say it, the deal guru has deal fatigue. that said, there are still deals to be had. you just have to shop smart from now until christmas, especially on cyber monday. >> yeah, i was going to say. i know you've got fatigue, but there are some areas where there will be deals tomorrow. can you walk us through the specific lanes that you think we should be shopping in? >> let's get into it. let's start with the mac daddy of cyber monday and that's clothing. so what you're looking for is blanket across the store or the site deals. express women's clothing, 40%. lands' end, kids, women's, men, 30% off plus free shipping. new york and company, 50% to 70% off the entire site. plus free shipping. let's move on to another category that's kind of a yes and no, toys, unless you have to have it for your kids, skylander or monster high girls or something you think might be
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scarce like the new wii u gaming console, wait as long as you can. i did find one site. it's called yoyo.com and they have a deal that's 41% off any one item on the site. tvs, again, it's wait as long as you can, don't buy cyber monday unless you have to. an example i found, a vizio 50-inch and we will see deass on bigger ones, it was $499 at tiger direct. cameras, amazon has a dslr canon, two-lenses, normally $999, it's been discounted down to about $799, but all-time lowest price $699 on cyber monday. amazon also discounting the kindle fire from 159 to 129 only on cybermonday. some categories are having some deals. >> becky worley even without the special head gear earning the title of guru of the deal.
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we appreciate it, becky. take your bow. as i said, a lot of other news developing overnight. let's turn to alex perez in for ron claiborne on if thun morning. >> good morning, dan. good morning, bianna. good morning, everyone. we begin with a tragic fire overseas, at least 112 people were killed in the fire at a garment factory in bangladesh, workers who made it to the roof were saved. but the building has no emergency exits. bangladesh exports most of its garments to the u.s. and europe. three maintenance workers were seriously injured after a fire broke out at the state department in washington. it started during routine maintenance. the building was briefly evacuated and then reopened. some victims of superstorm sandy are being victimized once again. thieves looted at least three homes in the breezy point neighborhood over the thanksgiving weekend. burglaries have skyrocketed in the area which is among the hardest hit by the storm. an 80-foot yacht went up in flames off the coast of miami beach saturday. three people jumped into the water aboard the boat and were rescued by the coast guard. the yacht was partially submerged and will be towed to
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submerged after the fire was put out and will be towed to shore. no one was injured. an oregon man is lucky to be alive after crashing his pickup through a guard yale and dangling from a bridge. the wheels of the truck caught the rail keeping it from falling to the ground. they picked it up after an hour. he was arrested for dui. finally this morning, notre dame has a chance to be national champions again, the fighting irish beat rival usc last night, capping off their first perfect regular season since 1988 and earning a title shot in january. it would be the storied program first national title in 24 years. and, dan and bianna, most of the guys on the team aren't even 24 years old. so they're beyond excited right now. >> they are thrilled. >> regis philbin is excited, as well. he's a super fan. >> a little older than 24. >> still excited, nonetheless. >> thanks, alex. >> alex, thanks. well, congress gets back to business tomorrow after its week-long thanksgiving holiday. and at the top of its agenda resuming talks with president obama about keeping the country
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from plunging off the fiscal cliff into economic disaster. >> so let's bring in the host of abc's "this week" george stephanopoulos. good morning, sir. congress has gone home to the districts. is there any optimism that cooler heads will prevail and we'll see movement toward a deal quickly? >> there actually is. there are only five weeks left. everything has to happen before december 31st or everybody's taxes go up, and the spending cuts kick in. but the president has had his first meeting with the top congressional leaders. there's a fair amount of optimism that something will get done before the end of the year. not necessarily the whole big deal but maybe a down payment on deficit reduction combined with a commitment to hit the big numbers before the end of next year. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, there's some big vak kis coming up in the president's cabinet, as well. we have the state department, we have treasury. those two we expected, even the cia now, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies. >> three big ones at least and
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there's likely to be more shuffling. of course, the big controversy right now over who is going to replace hillary clinton at the state department. the president has signaled is favorite to be ambassador susan rice and faced opposition in the senate and house. this week, 97 house republicans signed a letter telling the president don't appoint susan rice. she came out this week and defended herself and the president indicated he would like to pick her although he said he didn't make a final decision. i believe if he went for it despite the controversy over what happened in benghazi he would get her through. the leading candidate for treasury is probably the white house chief of staff jack lew. although that might not be announced until after the fiscal cliff negotiations. mike morales the acting director has left. he is a strong favorite to remain there although the president's counterterrorism adviser john brennan a big candidate. >> just a slightly less serious note, apparently there's going
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to be some head shaving on the broadcast this week. >> a first on "this week." this is right. a great story, the top spokesman who had a bet, shawn spicer and brad woodhouse. whoever lost the election would shave their head. so this was shawn spicer was supposed to shave his head. he is the rnc spokesman and when brad found out about this, we're showing it, jon karl is doing the honors. he said he would join in and shave his head. >> he has no credentials for this. >> let's see how he does. the thing is it's for a good cause, st. baldrick's center. >> anyway, you'll be joining that helps kids with cancer so end up both shaving their heads on the show today to help kids with cancer. >> anyway, you'll be joining them? >> i'll help out the cause. >> all right, great to see you. george has a big show. actor/director ben affleck will be here and senator s dick durbin and lindsey graham with george stephanopoulos.
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extreme couponing gone wrong. check this out. an expert coupon artist involved in a violent confrontation on a discount store who refused to honor her coupons all on tape. mark greenblatt is on the story. mark, good morning. >> and good morning to you. you have seen those pictures, frenzy shoppers attacking each other for those deals. this morning, we got the video of a store manager at a dollar tree physically going after a customer for apparently bringing in too many coupons. you probably heard of extreme couponing by now, thanks to the learning channel show. >> this is "extreme couponing." >> reporter: it's the hobby that's supposed to pay you back in green, not in black eyes, like what happened to this hard-core couponer at the dollar tree in germantown, tennessee. >> as you can see i have broken blood vessels. >> reporter: but her attacker's not a fellow customer, rather, they say, it's the store manager herself. melissa monzo-mart and jennifer
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hill apparently brought too many coupons to handle. >> we were told that we were harassing her to use those coupons. and she threatened to call the cops. >> reporter: and that's when they say they recorded the manager getting sassy. >> can i get the rest of the advil? >> no, you cannot. >> so there's no reason that i can't buy more than four items. >> i guess you better make like water and get running. >> reporter: jennifer left first and watched as melissa collected her coupons. but when melissa tried to hit the exit, she says instead she got hit in the face. >> with her fist balled up, that's where she hit me in the eye and in the face. >> reporter: local police reportedly charged the manager with misdemeanor assault. the women say they never thought they'd come to blows for clipping coupons. >> trying to save some money for our family and people we help. we donate everywhere and look what happened. >> dollar tree told abc news it's obviously concerned about this incident, which says is under investigation. when we called yesterday, that store manager was not on duty to speak with us.
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dan and bianna, no word they'll be back on duty to accept anyone else's coupons. >> some incredible video. >> incredible stuff. >> thank you. time now for a check of the weather and over to ginger zee. hey, ginger. >> hey there, guys. get this, it's even colder in parts of the southeast than it is in the northeast and new england. let me show you the numbers here. waking up this morning, new orleans 41. you see all this pink, that would be freeze warnings. this is actually a problem for places that are growing things. birmingham is 29. savannah, 33. raleigh, a chilly 24. let's compare those numbers to what we see up north, we've got 30 for grand rapids, michigan. my hometown. buffalo this morning is at 31. new york city is right at 34. boston at the freezing mark. so it's almost like a third of the nation is at the same temperature. upper 20s and low 30s. certainly feels a lot more like winter after a lot of those record-breaking high type of days. you get the cold passing over the relatively warmer water of the lakes. and that's why you have more in traverse city, lake-effect snow. some more too for buffalo and syracuse.
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part of the system had a little snow. pittsburgh had some accidents but that has all passed. now it's just going to be focused in on lake effect. we have another system to talk about that could bring rain changing over to snow. watch this thing. it's a low pressure system develops off the coast, it will shove moisture up toward the coast and that's why i think an icy mix on tuesday for the big places like new york city, close to d.c., they'll be close to it there, north and west of the city, once you get into the higher elevations, it will be snow. so we'll be watching out for that. and if you want to stay warm and toasty, you have to go to the southwest. a little bit of coastal fog but
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>> it's about this time of year >> it's about this time of year when i start to get a little jealous when i see the really nice pictures that come in from venice, florida. the sunset, how about that picture. thank you, linda, for that. and the next photo, i promised you, a waxing gibbous moon. the meteorologist out there helped me out with that because i'm not the astronomy major by any means. but that's a beautiful shot. david always finds beautiful pictures. please find me on twitter. and send me your photos. coming up, it's a big travel day and i'll have all of the travel weather forecast. >> how can you say you're jealous of the warm weather pictures? just yesterday you said you look forward to lake-effect snow. >> a weather omnivore. >> i like them all. >> a new day, a new ginger. this next story has the potential of ending in tragedy, a terrified 2-year-old boy plunged 20 feet down an old laundry chute at his house. >> but you can see from that
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picture that the ending was happy. the boy was rescued by firefighters and also by his quick-thinking father who punched a hole in the wall. and alex is back with this story. >> hey, guy, wait till you see this. a lot to be thankful at the leger household this thanksgiving. the day was beginning when their 2-year-old suddenly disappeared and then the screams began coming out of the wall. >> this is where he crawled into. you never would think a child would fit down there. >> reporter: 2-year-old cayden leger didn't just fit, he fell nearly 20 feet down this old laundry chute inside his new hampshire home on thanksgiving morning. >> i was laying in bed and all of a sudden, there was just this thump and blood-curling screams coming from somewhere in the house. >> reporter: somewhere turned out to be behind this wall. >> and i punched the wall, so that i could at least hold his hand and comfort him until the fire department got here. >> reporter: his dad fractured his wrist, thankfully the only minor injury of the incident.
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>> there was a cable when he fell and there was a bunch of cables all wrapped into one and it barrickly caught him between the legs like a harness and cradled his fall. kind of cushioned it. >> if that wasn't there, it could have been way worse. >> reporter: firefighters arrived and quickly broke down the wall, rescuing cayden. the tough little toddler was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. >> he was fine all except for a couple scratches. >> reporter: the chute has already been screwed shut to avoid another accident. >> he's your typical boy times a million. >> he's curious about everything and anything. >> reporter: and by thursday afternoon, curious cayden was already back on his feet lifting crates and getting into mischief. >> it was a crazy, crazy, untraditional thanksgiving. i think i'll go traditional next year. >> reporter: yeah, a simple dinner at the table would work, she says. believe it or not, that chute was only 7x10 inches big, so
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they never imagined that cayden would find his way through that chute. >> alex, thanks. >> a chute, you have to be careful. and coming up on "good morning america" -- holiday miracle. he was shot in the head defending his girlfriend on the way home from a halloween party and in a coma for weeks. so how was he able to celebrate thanksgiving with his family? >> an extraordinary story. plus, still rolling a half century after their first gig, the stones are going strong kicking off a new tour tonight. how much will a scalped ticket cost? well into the four-figure price. and a daring high dive. watch as a guy jumps from a shopping mall balcony into a fountain, so will he make it? >> yes. anatomy of a bad decision, people. that's coming up in "fixation" on this sunday morning. don't go anywhere. we're back in just a few moments. don't go anywhere. we're back in a few moments.
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hey buddy, i bet mom would love this, huh? jack? jaaack? jaaack?! jack?! looks good ladies! jack! come on, stop the car. jack! no, no, no, no, no! the only thing more surprising than finding the perfect gifts.. kicking off a new tour tonight. on this sunday morning. i had a little help. this is how to gift. this is sears. i need all the help i can get. i tell them, "come straight to the table." i say, "it's breakfast time, not playtime." "there's fruit, milk and i'm putting a little nutella on your whole-wheat toast." funny, that last part gets through. [ male announcer ] serving nutella is quick and easy. its great taste comes from a unique combination of simple ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. okay, plates in the sink, grab your backpacks -- [ male announcer ] nutella. breakfast never tasted this good.
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♪ i must have the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. ahh...coffee. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪ [ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup
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♪ ♪ judgmentin' jack flash when the rolling stones played their first gig, john f. kennedy was president. now these guys are all in their 60s and 70s and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary with a huge show tonight.
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this morning, how they went to cover band to rock icon and the super fan who has seen these guys more than 300 times. i just wonder if mick jagger ever gets tired of singing "jumpin' jack flash." good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. 200 million albums that they have sold. incredible. >> that's a lot and a lot of money too. >> a little successful, don't you think? >> they're probably the most successful rock band in history. >> i think so and rightly so. and it's sunday, november 25th. also this morning -- stunning video of an underwater rescue as brave divers free a huge whale shark tangled in thick rope. the video has gone viral and it's been viewed at least 500,000 times. and the guy who is taking mall madness to an entirely new level, jumping from the balcony into the fountain below. as we said, this is the anatomy of a bad idea. we'll show you how it turned out, coming up in "fixation." as we freeze the shot. but first this morning, they're calling it a miracle. the young man shot in the head while defending his girlfriend after a halloween party.
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he was in a coma for almost a month. doctors said his odds of making it were slim. but on thanksgiving day, a huge surprise. and bazi kanani is here with the story. >> good morning. such a sweet story. just one month ago the pessah family in burlingame, california, thought they would be grieving on this holiday weekend. but instead, they received the one gift that they had been praying for. what they would have missed most was his smile. the one benjamin pessah wore while celebrating halloween with friends in san francisco before his parents got a startling phone call from police. >> your son benjamin got shot and he's in the hospital. >> reporter: as the 21-year-old was walking home from a party with his girlfriend and two others, a gunman confronted them for no apparent reason. when benjamin stepped forward to protect his girlfriend, the man started shooting. the last bullet fired hit benjamin's head. doctors gave him only a 25% chance of surviving and even
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then, made no promises about the condition he would have to live in. benjamin spent one month in a medically induced coma until last sunday when doctors revived him to see how he could do. >> i went in there and i told him, could you say, hi, mom, and he said, "hi, mom." and that brought me to tears. >> reporter: benjamin was talking, and soon while other families were sitting down to thanksgiving dinner, he was standing, taking his first steps. >> he made it. he's strong. >> he's a miracle. >> it's pretty rare. he's a pretty good fighter, i think. >> reporter: the pessah family never expected to be spending this holiday weekend at the hospital, but they are grateful to be here talking, even joking, with the son they almost lost. >> well, we sold your truck. >> reporter: benjamin's smile is back. >> are you ready to come home soon, ben? >> reporter: and that gives them hope.
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>> he's doing so good. >> reporter: for many more joyful holidays together. benjamin still has many months of rehab ahead of him. and surgeons still have to piece his skull back together, but he's optimistic and he's looking forward to getting back to everyday life. dan and bianna, his family says he just can't wait to hang out with friends again and especially to see his dog ziggy so that will be a big moment to get home to ziggy. >> love to see that smile. all right, bazi, thank you. time for a check of the other headlines this morning. over to alex perez who's in for ron. >> good morning, dan, good morning, bianna and good morning to you. in the news this morning, nobody won last night's powerball jackpot, that means the prize now grows to $425 million, the largest jackpot ever for powerball. the next drawing is wednesday night. the early returns show a slight dip in black friday sales this year. shoppers spent an estimated $11.2 billion at stores on friday, but that's down from last year, because many people
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did their shopping on thanksgiving this year. the editor of an irish newspaper that published topless photos of kate middleton has resigned. michael o'kane had been suspended as editor of "the irish daily star" since september. the pictures of the duchess also appeared in other countries but were never published in britain. and it seems no one can get enough "gangnam style." the video by south korean rapper psy has become the most viewed video of all time on youtube. it has now been viewed 815 million times blowing past justin bieber's "baby." >> sure sign of the impending apocalypse. time now to get a check of the weather with ginger zee. in "fixation" you're going to have your own "gangnam style"? >> i am. wait till you see it. we have a holiday travel back today. you had enough stuffing and have gotten over all of the relatives and have to get back home.
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some fog in los angeles possible and then boston to new york, a little bit breezy. certainly cold when you're getting out and taking all of the bags to the airplanes. keep that in mind. and then as far as road conditions, really good, i-95, but anywhere in the lee of the lakes, remember that lake-effect snow is going to be there, a little snowy system from southwestern montana into western nebraska. something to watch out for. now, if you're not leaving today and you've got travel tomorrow, we have one trouble spot across the nation that's really going to be the issue, that would be the wet area in northeast texa >> thi >> this weather report has been brought to you by children's tyleno >> this weather report has been brought to you by children's tylenol. and dan and battleground, i can't believe -- and alex
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actually, i can't believe that they didn't put "charlie bit my finger" on youtube. >> i'm sure it's one of the top ten. >> yeah, okay. >> "gangnam style" number one. >> number one all the way. >> nice job. >> we admire your ability to commit. nice job. >> i got that part down. i don't know about the rest. all right, well, now to a truly extraordinary piece of video, this thing has gone viral, speaking of videos that have gone viral, it was taken under the sea, about 250 miles south of of baja, mexico. >> earlier this month, divers found a whale shark tangled in a large rope wrapped around its midsection clearly digging into the animal's flesh, clearly there for some time. it was covered in barnacles. on a second dive later that day, they found the whale shark once again. >> and one of the divers climbed on its back to cut the rope and free the whale shark which slowly swam away. the divers celebrated with an underwater fist pump. the divers look tiny compared to that whale. >> that animal is majestic. by the way, we should say that whale sharks are not dangerous
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and they were safe the whole time. >> we did that research this morning before the show. >> a little google. all right, and coming up on "good morning america," one of the most enduring bands in rock history is celebrating 50 years tonight, so how much will a scalped ticket cost you? also coming up, forget about black friday crowds. this stunt may be the craziest thing you've ever seen at the mall. it's coming up in "fixation." ♪ jump go ahead and jump ♪ you make me happy when skies are gray ♪ [ female announcer ] you know exactly what it takes to make them feel better. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] that's why you choose children's tylenol. the same brand your mom trusted for you when you were young. ♪ how much i love you [ humming ] [ female announcer ] children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. [ humming ]
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♪ ♪ yes, you start me up in the beginning they were notorious. they had a reputation for drugs, and groupies and tax evasion, but now they're celebrating their golden jubilee. >> tickets are being sold online for more than $18,000. and "the london times" released what it believes is part of the set list, which includes some rock 'n' roll classics. here's abc's nick schifrin. >> reporter: they sold 200 million albums. combined, they are 273 years old. but 50 years later, the stones
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still rock, loud, rambunctious, audacious. well, the fans, well, they're really loyal. >> my name is des lieberman, and i've been to 300-plus rolling stones shows and i'm not stopping yet. >> reporter: he first saw them in miami in 1969, which you might call a super fan. the 300-plus shows that he's seen have taken him to a half a dozen countries. and almost always he's in the front row. before tonight's concert, ed and i broke bread with the stones guitarist bill wyman. >> it intoxicated me. infected me and i haven't quit. i can't stop. >> reporter: neither can they. ♪ ♪ jumpin' jack flash >> reporter: half a century ago, they started as a blues cover band. they found their voice as a kind of anti-beatles. >> good guys and bad guys.
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the rolling stones were the bad guys. ♪ i can't get no >> reporter: that same year, photographer garrett makovich, just 18 years old shot the band right as they got huge. ♪ i can get no satisfaction >> we had hordes of screaming teenage girls outside the hotel mobbing us and climbing on the limo. i mean, it was fabulous. >> reporter: he took these photographs, which must have been one of the great recording sessions of all time for the album -- >> it was an extraordinary session. out of the sessions came songs like "painted black" and "under my thumb." >> reporter: and as seen in his book "one on one," he snapped one of the most iconic covers. >> this is how the rolling stones were supposed to look, this shaggy, slightly bedraggled, worn-out stoned. >> reporter: and today as the band turns 50, they don't look that different. >> is everybody ready? >> is everybody ready? >> are you ready?
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>> reporter: even critics out there know they are not too old to rock 'n roll and neither are their fans. and will you ever stop going to stones concerts? >> well, it depends on who lasts longer, and right now, those guys are in a lot better shape than i am. ♪ i can't get no satisfaction >> reporter: it may only be rock 'n roll, but, man, do we love it. for "good morning america," i'm nick schifrin in london. >> and coming up here on "gma," the dog who will literally dance for his supper, just one of many absurdities coming up in "fixation." keep it here on "gma." "fixation." keep it here on "good morning america." the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. ahh...coffee. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪
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during the commercial break, a lot of abuse directed at me. >> oh, but we are back with "fixation" where we show you stories, videos, images that caught our attention. from the rolling stones to gloria estefan and miami sound machine. this is reacting to music and animals. take a look at this dog snoopy. apparently, there's a plate of thanksgiving turkey on the counter there that he started dancing for, so his owner said why not just put on some music. >> is this a loop or -- >> no. he just dancing. >> that is fantastic. >> sad end to the story because he never got the turkey. >> not even a piece? >> come on, that's cruelty to animals. ♪ >> but we'll watch it. >> we'll watch it all day. who's next? you? >> i'm next. my turn. >> ever get the feeling, remember that feeling, you're going down on a roller coaster, this video makes you want to do
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that and this was at a mall in edmonton, canada. this guy, his friends are watching it. he wants to jump over that railing into a pool. >> don't do it. >> there he goes. he jumps over. dropping down there, gets in, swims out. runs out of the mall to his car. was not arrested. supposedly was not injured. his friends buy him clothes. nothing happens to him supposedly. >> epic stupidity. all right, so we have a video of a young man at a washington wizards game, and he sees something that catches his eyes. taking some candy. look at his face. oh, my goodness. yes. >> look at it again. eyes popping out of his head. this is a bit of a theme that we're developing on the show. ron brought a story out of croatia of a young boy sitting next to a tv host in the audience. yeah, it's becoming a theme, losing -- >> subtlety. >> they're kids. >> and everyone knows "gangnam style," "gangnam style," however you say it. it has been redone now.
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everybody knows it's the top youtube ever. let's look at this. from round rock, texas. you knew it was going to happen. >> oh, no. >> we texans take our christmas lights very seriously. >> he just moved in. his neighbors started taking lights out before he even started unpacking. >> yeah, i'd be psyched to be his neighbor. >> we're back with more "good morning america" after the break. keep it here. morning america" after the break. keep it here. big thanks to alex perez for keep it here. .
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big thanks to alex perez for joining us this week big thanks to alex perez for joining us this weekend. >> i was happy to be here. >> loved having you here. >> well, let's dance our way off the air. let's bring back the chihuahua. there he is. thanks for watching, everybody. we'll see you tomorrow on "good morning america." ♪ ♪ ood morning america." ♪
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